Chairman of the board, Rick Smith, to give address

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host its annual State of the Chamber Address Friday, Aug. 5, in the Milan Ballroom inside the M Resort, located at 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, off St. Rose Parkway and I-215. Check-in will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon will start at noon.

Steve Schorr, vice president of public and government affairs at Cox Communications, will serve as master of ceremonies. Rick Smith, chairman of the board for the Henderson Chamber and president and CEO of RDS Associates, will give the address.

The event this year will also honor Alice Martz, who retired from her position as president/CEO of the Henderson Chamber on June 30.  Martz will be honored for her dedication to the Community, the Henderson Chamber, and for her 24 years of service to the organization, including 14 as its president and CEO.

The event also serves as a networking opportunity, as the board members from the Henderson Chamber of Commerce as well as the Henderson Development Association and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation will attend the event. Cox Communications will serve as the sponsor for the event.

All chamber members and the public are invited to attend. Cost for the event is $45 per person, $320 for a table of eight. RSVPs can be made directly to the chamber via phone at 702-565-8951 or through email at

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, voluntary organization committed to promoting and supporting member businesses.

For more information regarding the State of the Chamber Address, contact the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at 702-565-8951 or e-mail